Kashin at Auckland Zoo

Female Asian elephant Kashin at Auckland Zoo

Photo ©: Jeremy Harris, Auckland, New Zealand

† Kashin
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 50 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 41 years
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2009-08-24
Death reason: euthanised: chronic arthritis / foot abscesses
Location:Auckland Zoo
ArrivedAuckland Zoo 1972-00-00
from St. Pauls Como Zoo
St. Pauls Como Zoo
from Dusit Zoo (Khao Din)
Dusit Zoo (Khao Din) 1968-12-10
from
Born:1968-12-10 unknown in
Dusit Zoo (Khao Din) Thailand
In November 2008 the zoo celebrated Kashins 40th birthday. She was four years old when a bank sponsored her arrival from a Thailand wildlife facility to the Old Elephant House via jumbo jet.
According to Auckland Zoo senior vet Dr. Richard Jakob-Hoff, "She has suffered chronic arthritis and foot abscesses for many years, and of late, she developed skin infections over her body that were not healing and reflected a breakdown in her inmmune systen. Despite being on pain relief, she was showing signs of being in pain. Kashin is such a spirited animal, it was clear to us that her condition had deteriorated." Her pigeon-toed feet from youth pre-disposed her to foot conditions. Kashins death leaves the Auckland Zoo with one elephant, 26 year old Burma who arrived in 1990.
Kashin weighed 3.6 tonnes.

Records about Kashin was updated
2009-08-24: Previous locations, Birth, Death, Text
2010-05-22: ASMP Nr, birth location

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